Good composition and appropriate crop. See the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. What do you think?
It is tough getting a great photo in midday light. This image reminds me of a been-there-done-that vacation photo. See the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. Notice where elements close to the edge were cleaned up and how contrast was added to enhance the feeling of depth?
Strong composition with an artistic feel. This shot has minor flaws inconsistent with the rest of the image. See the side-by-side visual critique. Can you find them? This attention to detail is what separates the good from the great. And before I get a comment about pixel peeping, let me say if a printer (the printing equipment) can see it, it's not pixel peeping.
This is a dynamic image with contrast and colors. It seems like the photographer tried to include too much in the image and crowded the edges. Notice the village on the upper right side of the frame is dark and close to the edge. A minor touch-up with the processing would have given the photograph some pop. See the side-by-side visual critique. What do you think?.
This is an interesting and challenging photograph to create. The image is overexposed, and there are a lot of distracting twigs. Next time try underexposing 1 to 2 stops from the camera's metering. The slight underexposure will darken the sticks in the nest and should still give you room to open up the anhinga. You could have handled the distracting sticks in an image processing program. See the side-by-side visual critique.
Compositionally strong, and the Koi in the reflection is the anomaly that adds interest to the photograph. See the side-by-side visual critique for processing ideas. Did the minor touch-up help?.
This image is well exposed with an appropriate depth of field. See the side-by-side visual critique for a crop ratio idea. Did changing the orientation from square to 4x5 strengthen the statement?
Well composed with good focus and appropriate depth of field. See the side-by-side visual critique. Did darkening the stick and background make a difference?
This image has an appropriate orientation and depth of field. See the side-by-side visual critique. Notice how I toned down the bright areas and opened the lizard's head? Did it help?
Compositionally strong with an appropriate depth of field. The placement of the trees within the frame feels right. See the side-by-side visual critique. Did brightening the photograph enhance the feeling of a winter storm?